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Dino-Ray Ramos

Join host Dino-Ray Ramos as he brings together a panel of minorities (and at times, one token white hetero male, if they're up for it) to have a lively discussion about the portrayal of people of color and other minorities in the current landscape of movies, television, pop culture and media. It's commentary with color.

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Jun 1, 2017 Dino-Ray Ramos
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I saw the new Wonder Woman movie with Gal Gadot and have some opinions about it. I also talk about the disappointment that is Baywatch, how I'm done with Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and how I'm the minority when it comes to being a fan of the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie. Also, I read some of the love I'm getting on iTunes — because a little positive reinforcement never hurt no one.
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May 25, 2017 Dino-Ray Ramos
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Joyce Wong, director/writer of the coming-of-age dramedy Wexford Plaza, stopped by the podcast earlier this month at the L.A. Asian Pacific Film Festival to talk about her debut feature film. We also talk about the emasculation of the Asian male, Mary Kay products, female body image, the magic of strip malls and, of course, being woke. Social medjia links! Joyce's Twitter: @joycewongjoyce The film's Twitter: @wexfordplaza joycewang.ca wexfordplazafilm.com
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May 17, 2017 Dino-Ray Ramos
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In this week's super-sized episode, I welcome the lovely Sara Amini, Emily Chang, and Meghan Malloy from the new digital series Misery Loves Company and things get poppin' as we talk about their dope series about two women of color trying to live a #blessed life in post-election L.A. — but that's only the beginning. We also talk about the new season of Master of None, 13 Reasons Why, mediums, tarot card readings, and musicals...LOTS OF MUSICAL talk. After talking about the racist history...
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May 11, 2017 Dino-Ray Ramos
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Filmmaker Leon Cheo and actor Josh Crowe stop by the podcast to chat about People Like Us, the first LGBTQ web series in Singapore. We talk about the true stories that influenced the series, the obnoxious struggle of dating, the bigger message behind the show, and Josh's seasoned career at Universal Studios Singapore (which I didn't know existed!) Follow Josh and Leon on Twitter and make sure you watch People Like Us on YouTube and follow the show on Facebook. Josh Crowe: @jsjCrowe Leon...
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My conversation with Marie Jamora, Jason McLagan, and Courtney Bandeko from the short Flip the Record continues and we get into some pretty deep s**t about Filipino identity...but I also introduce them to the term, "titty balls." So there's that.
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Two episodes in one week? That's crazy! What's even crazier is that this is another two-parter. There is just too much awesome to contain in one episode! Filmmakers Marie Jamora and Jason McLagan and actress Courtney Bandeko come to the Off White dining room/recording studio/donut eating facility to talk about their short Flip the Record as well as the Fast and the Furious franchise, holding your pee while watching movies, UTIs, film-going etiquette in the Philippines, and, of course, the...
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Apr 27, 2017 Dino-Ray Ramos
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Sujata Day and Tristen J. Winger (a.k.a. Sarah and Thug Yoda from Insecure) continue our conversation from last week. The two talk about their time on Issa Rae's Awkward Black Girl, the web series which the Golden Globe-nominated HBO comedy was based as well as their upcoming projects including Sujata's short film Cowboy and Indian as well as Tristen's "kept under wraps" web series. 
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Apr 20, 2017 Dino-Ray Ramos
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In this two-parter, Sujata Day and Tristen J. Winger (a.k.a. Sarah and Thug Yoda from Insecure) stop by my brand new home studio (a.k.a. dining room with microphones) to talk about their show, donuts, Bat Day (whatever the hell that is), the ridiculous price of cable, and some unintentional/intentional racist moments in their lives inside and outside of the entertainment industry. But that's only the half of it! Come back next week for Part 2 when they talk about their time on Issa...
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We're going to Canada! Well, at least in this episode we are. Off White has a rousing conversation about mature subject matter including shitting, farting, dating, and bad gift-giving with the lovely Katie Uhlmann and Trish Rainone as well as returning guest Bobby Del Rio. They are the creators and stars of the hilarious web series My Roommate's an Escort — make sure you check it out. You can watch it before or after listening to this episode. It doesn't matter when just as long as you...
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It's been a minute since I have posted something so I decided to post this short ep to profess my ride or die love for Danity Kane and then go off on the b******t that is Ghost in the Shell and that goddam Kendall Jenner Pepsi commercial.
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During my crazed schedule at SXSW, I made sure to set some time aside to talk to the cast and creator of the upcoming gal pal comedy I Love Bekka and Lucy, the first digital series to be included in the episodic programming at the festival — and that's a huge deal. On the episode, I have a grand ol' time talking with writer-director Rachael Holder and actors Jessica Parker Kennedy, Tanisha Long, Chris Smith, and Alexis Denisof about the hysterical series, diversity & inclusion (obvi),...
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Feb 28, 2017 Dino-Ray Ramos
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It's been 24 hours since the chaos that was the Oscars and we have all survived. Erin Lim, host of the Bitch Talk Podcast and Jeff Hunt, co-host of the Muni Diaries join me in a rousing discussion of all the Moonlight madness and La La Land ba-ba-backlash. Plus, we throw massive shade at Casey Affleck and manage to spend a good amount of time talking about more important things like the '80s made-for-TV movie Kate's Secret starring the legendary Meredith Baxter-Birney.  
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Feb 9, 2017 Dino-Ray Ramos
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HAPPY NEW YEAR! Sure, I'm over a month late, but better late than never, right? In this solo episode I talk about my Sundance journey as well as my opinions about this year's Oscar race.
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2016 has had a lot of ups and a lot of downs...and more downs on top of that, but as George Michael says, you gotta have faith. So that's exactly my mantra for 2017, but before we usher in a new year, I say good-bye to 2016 with Bitch Talk podcast host Erin Lim, journalist Nicole Grigg, and Producer Char from the Go-To Productions in San Francisco. Despite all the malarkey and bullcorn happening in the world, we try to focus on all the minority representation in TV, film, and pop culture in...
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Nov 23, 2016 Dino-Ray Ramos
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Before I stuffed myself with carbs, I just wanted to throw up a short ep to give thanks to my listeners, rant about and give tips on how to fight all the Trump madness, talk about how the Hamilton mixtape has kept me sane, and sing my praises of Disney's Moana.
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Nov 11, 2016 Dino-Ray Ramos
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Two episodes in a row with guests of Canadian origin? That's wacky! Well, it seems appropriate considering so many people from the U.S. are looking to move there. In the latest ep, I briefly touch on my feelings about what happened on November 8, but after,I have a chat with Hayden Szeto from the upcoming comedy The Edge of Seventeen (out in theaters November 18). We talk about his experience as an Asian-Canadian in Hollywood and how his dad actually encouraged him to go into an arts — and...
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The cast and crew from the Canadian-based IRL: The Series join me via Google Hangouts to talk about Glenn's fate in The Walking Dead season premiere, the upcoming all female-directed season of Jessica Jones, and Amy Schumer's "Formation" parody — or whatever the f**k that was. We also get into deep discussion about Canadian culture...and by that I mean Drake and Justin Bieber. 
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Oct 6, 2016 Dino-Ray Ramos
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This week I welcome amazing writers Laura Sirikul from Nerds of Color and Erin Chew from YOMYOMF. We dig deep into NBC's Mail Order Family malarkey, the so-called Bruce Lee film Birth of the Dragon, the brilliance of Luke Cage, and Hollywood's affinity for whitewashing. I also manage to force my guests to listen to a retelling of the time-honored story of when I scored Hamilton tickets.
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It's been a while since I posted a short episode because life and laziness has gotten in the way. In this morsel of Off White-ness, I wax poetic on TIFF and briefly touch on the Emmys — which is all old news considering they happened weeks ago. But I also give a ringing endorsement to Disney's Queen of Katwe for not having a "white savior" and examine the diversity of Fall TV.
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Sep 6, 2016 Dino-Ray Ramos
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Classic VMA performances, spoken word reunions, Colin Kaepernick, donuts, Star Wars, haircuts at the gym, and the mystery of red velvet cake — those are just SOME of the wonderful topics discussed in this jammed packed episode with the talented cast and creators from the film Grass which include director/writer/second-time guest Tanuj Chopra, actress/Vampire Diaries alum Emily Chang actress/reverse-immigrant Pia Shah as well as executive producer/Keanu co-writer Alex Rubens. I had a...
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Aug 23, 2016 Dino-Ray Ramos
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After a brief hiatus, I am BACK... and I have guests! Comedians and actors Atsuko Okatsuka & D'Lo join me for the latest ep to talk about the Olympics, Ryan Lochte Privilege, the Hollywood whitewashing epidemic, and most importantly, the second annual Comedy Comedy Festival in Los Angeles (August 25-28). Buy tix and find out more about Comedy Comedy Festival here: comedycomedyfest.com. And make sure you visit Atsuko's website and D'Lo's website to get all their social media deets.
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Jul 29, 2016 Dino-Ray Ramos
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Still recovering from the hellacious lines from Hall H at Comic-Con, I talk about the country's obsession with Stranger Things, the awesome things I saw at Comic-Con and ask the world if I am a bad Asian for not being mad enough about certain issues.
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Jul 15, 2016 Dino-Ray Ramos
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The nominations for the 68th Annual Emmy Awards were announced today and diversity-wise, they were good enough...but I still have a couple of things to say about them.
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Jul 7, 2016 Dino-Ray Ramos
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The lovely Karyn Paige returns to chat about some good ol' fashioned minority oppression. We also manage to have time to talk about our favorite member of New Edition and who was the best blonde on Three's Company.
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It would hate myself if I didn't talk about the incredible Prince tributes at the BET Awards and the personification of wokeness that is Jesse Williams. And finally, I go through the list of Academy invitees which includes four Boyz N the Hood and an impressive, diverse list of other actors and filmmakers.
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Jun 24, 2016 Dino-Ray Ramos
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I just got a haircut so I thought I'd record a quick episode to talk about it and the latest season of Orange is the New Black. So in other words, it's just approximately 12 minutes of me babbling. Enjoy.
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Jun 17, 2016 Dino-Ray Ramos
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Please bear with me as I babble my way though trying to make sense of the tragedy in Orlando.
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Jun 8, 2016 Dino-Ray Ramos
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It's L.A. Film Festival time and filmmaker Tanuj Chopra and actor Sunkrish Bala join me to talk about their film "Chee and T", Bay Area rent prices, the genius of Prince, and being brown in the biz.
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May 27, 2016 Dino-Ray Ramos
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I went to see Beyonce's Formation tour and desperately needed someone to talk to about it so I contacted Jason LeRoy from the Binge Podcast to compare notes on the ordeal. From the TED talk she performed in the middle of her concert to her splashing around in a pool of water to her Prince tribute to her fine hosiery, we cover it all from A to Bey.
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Fellow film writers and MCU ambassadors Bernard Boo and Zaki Hasan join me in a lively discussion about Captain America: Civil War with PLENTY of spoilers (consider yourself warned). We also chime in on all the Hollywood whitewashing malarkey and manage to bring the Space Jam sequel into the conversation.
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Apr 20, 2016 Dino-Ray Ramos
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While at SXSW, I had the chance to talk to director Matthew Cherry about his film 9 Rides and his thoughts on being a working director at a time when diversity in Hollywood is probably the hottest topic. 9 Rides marks his second feature film to premiere at SXSW. In addition, he's directed short films, music videos with Snoop Dogg, Common, Michelle Williams, Kelly Rowland and Beyonce. It was a terrific conversation and he was awesome... my only regret was not asking him if his soul was...
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Apr 8, 2016 Dino-Ray Ramos
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Bomani Jones wore a funny "Caucasian" shirt and, of course, white people got mad.
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Apr 1, 2016 Dino-Ray Ramos
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The Broadway juggernaut of diversity, Hamilton is having open auditions for "Non White" people (I would totally do it, but I would probably end up vomiting during my audition out of anxiety). Of course, white people were offended by this because there's not enough white roles out there for them.
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The CAAMFestivities continue with my second LIVE podcast at the Asian American film fest in San Francisco with actors Vincent Rodriguez III and Vella Lovell from the hit CW musical comedy Crazy Ex-Girlfriend!
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Mar 18, 2016 Dino-Ray Ramos
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I was super excited to record my first LIVE episode of Off White with Master of None co-creator Alan Yang and actor Kelvin Yu at CAAMFest in San Francisco. After screening the "Parents" episode of the show, we talk about how Master of None came to be and they have A LOT of insight about the hot-button topic of diversity in Hollywood (and we crack some jokes along the way, of course). After our panel discussion we open the floor to questions which leads to a very interesting finale.
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Live via satellite from San Francisco, Jason LeRoy and Rebecca Olarte from The Binge podcast discuss the highs, the lows, and the most racist parts (of course) of this year's Academy Awards. 
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Feb 19, 2016 Dino-Ray Ramos
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I have a couple of things to say to Mr. Pacquiao about his homophobic comments, but first I must sing. 
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Feb 11, 2016 Dino-Ray Ramos
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Listen to me ramble incoherently for 12 minutes about how much I am obsessed with the song and video for Beyonce's "Formation."
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Feb 4, 2016 Dino-Ray Ramos
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Thanks to the wonder of technology, I connect with Erin and Angela in San Francisco from Los Angeles and we, like everyone else, get into it about the hot-button topic of the whiteness of the Oscars and the state of people of color in Hollywood. I also force them to listen to me gush about Hamilton for 15 minutes.
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Jan 15, 2016 Dino-Ray Ramos
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It's the first "Off White Shorts" episode and the first episode of 2016! It's only appropriate I get on my soapbox for a couple of minutes and talk about what everyone else is talking about at this time of year: the lack of diversity in the Oscar nominations.
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Dec 30, 2015 Dino-Ray Ramos
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It's the end of the year, so I thought that it is only appropriate to bring out the BIG guns for the last episode of 2015. Joining the panel this week are comedians Josef Anolin and Stevie Post as well as Kaeli Quick artistic director of Endgames Improv and member of improv group Vagina Jones. In addition to talking about what makes a "sensation" and the minority group we call, "gingers", we discuss the normal racist and discriminatory stuff going on in this lovely world,...
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Very special guest Delious Kennedy from the famed R&B group, All-4-One, joins me and producer Tony for another glorious discussion of minorities in entertainment and media. We have a conversation on an interesting mix of topics including the Soul Train Awards, The Wiz Live, the trailer for American Crime Story: The People Vs. OJ, Adam Sandler's latest (and offensive) The Ridiculous Six, Islamaphobia, and the BEST movie of the year, Creed. I also slip in a little Star Wars talk...
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This episode is a big one folks! For the 6th installment of Off White, I welcome writer/director Owen Dara and actor/producer Jessica Lancaster from the film, The Holy Fail. Also joining is actor/producer Gwendolyn Oliver as well as music producer/artist manager Tony Smith, who happens to be the producer of this very episode (and possibly future ones!)  We talk about some pretty heavy stuff like the events of Paris, Mizzou and even child slavery. (Yikes) We also delve into the Hollywood wage...
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Oct 30, 2015 Dino-Ray Ramos
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This week, I am joined by Jason Leroy and Rebecca Olarte from The Binge Podcast via a Google Hangout to talk about Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live, racist Halloween costumes. Raven-Symone, that damn hyphen in her name, and Taylor Swift's ignorance about "petting" a black man's hair — but not in that order. We also play a round of "Re-cast" with an ensemble of actors from one of the best comedies ever. I guarantee you'll enjoy this episode. If you don't, I'll add...
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We've made to number 4! In this episode, I welcome documentary filmmaker Cristine Cardenas, writer/director Weldon Powers, and producer Annette Villarreal. Join us as we chop it up about Viola Davis's win at the Emmys, her moving acceptance speech, and the General Hospital actress that trolled her. We also punish Matt Damon for the ignorant words he said on Project Greenlight. And of course, we play another round of "Re-cast" with the actors of Friends -- and it's a good one!
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Sep 10, 2015 Dino-Ray Ramos
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In the third episode, I am joined by Angela Tabora, the lovely filmmaker behind the Nomadic Family Project, wondrous comedic stylings and impressions from Melissa Villaseñor, and of course, filling the role of our token white hetero male is Doug Molidor. As we dine on Sour Patch Watermelon sours and some of my guests guzzle down some whiskey, we discuss some hot button topics in entertainmetn and pop culture including the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reboot, Straight Outta Compton, the...
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Aug 28, 2015 Dino-Ray Ramos
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The sophomore episode of Off White welcomes the fancy female stylings of southern-born Greek/Lebanese/Cajun/Jewish radio personality Dayna Keyes, the fine wisdom of trans activist and storyteller Roman Rimer, and token hetero white man improvisor and stand-up comedian Brandon Garner.  In this episode we discuss the new diverse landscape of the Star Wars movies, Elle Fanning's upcoming role as a trans boy in the movie About Ray, and a controversial joke about Blue Ivy that was made on Julie...
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Jul 22, 2015 Dino-Ray Ramos
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In the inaugural episode of Off White, I welcome comedian Kaseem Bentley and hosts of the Bitch Talk podcast, Erin Lim and Karyn Paige to what will be the first of many lively and inappropriate discussions about the portrayal of people of color and minorities in film, TV, and in media. The first episode (or "pilot" as they say in the biz) is jam-packed with topical fodder including Caitlyn Jenner's acceptance speech at the ESPYS J.K. Rowling having Serena Williams's back on Twitter,...